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dynamic crosstab




I have a datafile that I'm trying to crosstab dynamically, but I got stuck.

The "group by" fields are variable, but I know that my header field is named "crosstab_string" and the datafield is "Value".


I have an input file telling me which fields are the group by fields, so I tried to build the XML and then use a macro to dynamically update the raw XML.


Attached is my attempt at a dynamic approach.



I get an error saying:

dynamic_crosstab (7) The Action "Tool #6" has an error: ParseError: Unterminated start tag, 'Methods' at line 1 and column 265¶while processing "Action_UpdateRawXml"



The macro also keeps telling me "FieldA" is not contained in the record (fieldA is in the macro itself, to serve as dummy data)...



Can somebody please help?




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You're going to kick yourself, but it looks like you just forgot a single '>' character. Update your Formula (6) tool with the following formula:


[crosstab_xml]  + '</GroupFields> <HeaderField field="crosstab_string" /> <DataField field="Value" /> <Methods> <Method method="First" /> </Methods> </Configuration>'



I added that and it worked as expected. 


I'll be damned


haha, I spent over an hour trying to figure that out